ingham, Adjutant-General of Ohio:
dear sir: The Fifty-eighth Ohio regiment was the first regiment on the enemy's battery; the flags presented by the ladies of Columbus the first planted on the battery; the band the first playing our national air, The Star-Spangled Banner.
We took upward of two thousand prisoners, ten cannon, omay soon close, and the American citizens live in peace and harmony, connected in one general interest, united in one cause, to sustain liberty.
I have found in Columbus many good friends, who have aided me in the purpose for which I came here — to sustain liberty.
I shall never forget those, I feel under particular obligations Lieutenants, (whose names, for want of official reports, I cannot give,) all deserve the highest commendation.
Lieut. G. S. Martin (whose company is now at Columbus, Ky., but was ordered to that post by Major-Gen. Polk) commanded one of the guns, particularly attracted my attention by his energy, and the judgment with which he